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Date Created: 09/09/14
1 Lecture Tuesday August 26 2014 Topic Introduction to Psychology Ch 1 What is Psychology 0 Scienti c lt s based on empirical observation 0 Behaviour That which is observed and measured systematically 0 Mind Experiences such as emotions thoughts sensations etc Psychologists 0 Types of psychologists 0 Clinical psychologists 0 Applied psychologists 0 Research psychologists 0 Diagnose and with psychological problems 0 Usually Work in clinics private practice 0 3 subcategories Clinical psychologists those with PhD andor PsyD Counseling psychologists those with PhD andor EdD 0 Deal with adjustment problems ex Marriage counseling Psychiatrists those with MD 0 Medical doctors who specialize in psychological problems 0 Primary Workplaces clinics private offices academic settings 0 2 the about psychology to practice problems in 0 Examples School psychologists what is affecting students academic performancebehaviour Industrial psychologists What is affecting employees andor employers in a Workplace setting Workplace issues Human factor psychologists design and engineer new products usually involved in marketingpromotion aspect 0 Ex Designing a building s door handle so that whoever uses it knows to pull or push a door that is meant to be pulled should not have a at door handle that would clearly send the message of PUSHING the door 0 Ex Stove knobs and how to place them 0 Primary Workplaces Private industries school other academic settings 2 into human 0 Specialties 39 Cognitive psychologists ex Best study method to improve memory 39 Social psychologists I Developmental psychologists ex Assess a day care s impact on the relationship between a child and its parents 0 Primary workplaces academic settings and private industries END OF LECTURE
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